We remember Leslie Leister

We remember Leslie Leister

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Timeline

Timeline

1895
birth Parkes New South Wales Australia Source:8685751 Source:8405825 1895
1896
sibling John Percival Young Source:8405825 1896
1898
sibling Cecil Ernest Young Source:8405825 1898
1915
enlistment Holdsworthy Holsworthy New South Wales Australia Source:8685751 2nd October 1915
1916
service Australian Imperial Force Private 4840 Australian Infantry 3rd Infantry Battalion Source:8685751 8th March 1916
1916
missing Source:8405825 20th July 1916
1916
appointments Corporal Source:8405825 1916
employment Postal Assistant Source:8685751
service Australian Imperial Force Private 4840 Australian Infantry 55th Battalion Source:8685748
theatres France & Belgium: 1a Source:8405825
1916
death Killed in Action Private Leister had no known grave after the Battle of Fromelles, but excavations in 2008 and subsequent DNA testing ascertained his identity. Re-buried during 2010. Fromelles, Lille, Department du Nord Pas de Calais France Source:8685748 Source:8685755 20th July 1916
burial Fromelles (pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery CWGC Cemetery/Memorial Fromelles, Lille, Department du Nord Pas de Calais France Plot 1, Row E, Grave no. 5 Source:8405825

Details

Details

Names
TypeName
First Names Leslie
Initials L
Last Name Leister
Source 8405825
Gender
GenderSource
Male
Contribution

Military Service

Military Service
ServiceNumberUnitSectionRankSource
Australian Imperial Force 4840 Australian Infantry 55th Battalion Private
Australian Imperial Force 4840 Australian Infantry 3rd Infantry Battalion Private
Awards
AwardTypeSource
1914/15 Star First World War Campaign/Service Medal
British War Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Victory Medal First World War Campaign/Service Medal
Family
Parents
NameRelationshipDatesSource
Sarah Jane WHITEMAN mother
Siblings
NameRelationshipDatesSource
John Percival Young brother 1896
Cecil Ernest Young brother 1898
Physical
ComplexionEyesHairSource
Sallow complexion Brown eyes Brown hair
DateHeightSource
1915-08 5'11"
Religion
DateReligionSource
1915-08-28 Methodist

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Evidence

Evidence

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Official Records

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Australian ANZACs from the National Archives of Australia
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Casualty Records Transcription Anne1202
Australian Imperial Force Embarkation Roll 1914-1918 Transcription Anne1202
Australian Imperial Force Nominal Roll 1914-1918 Transcription Anne1202

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Multimedia

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Bearer Party at Funeral of Australian Soldier. Anne1202
Leslie Leister Catherine132438

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